I Rode Mine - Reflections from Sturgis

In an earlier article I wrote briefly of the experience of a group of North Carolina Baptists that travelled to the 74th Annual Black Hills Motor Classic, also known as Sturgis.  The...[more]


Why travel to Sturgis?

“You’re doing what?” was the response I got from most everyone I told as I shared the news that I was planning to ride my motorcycle to the 74th Annual Black Hills Motor Classic, also known...[more]


Students challenged to know God and make Him...

Every summer, nearly 7,000 youth from across North Carolina attend one of seven summer youth weeks at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, sponsored by the Baptist State...[more]


Fruitland expands teaching to multiply...

Two graduation services in June show how Fruitland Baptist Bible College is expanding its satellite centers to equip even more church leaders across North Carolina. In a June 6 graduation...[more]


Fruitland’s teaching in Rocky Mount has been...

Two years after Fruitland launched a satellite teaching center in Rocky Mount, 15 people have completed their courses. Thirteen of them made the six-hour trip to Hendersonville for...[more]


Disciple-making in the home focus of September...

Parents and pastors are invited to attend the Building Faith Filled Families Conference, September 19-20 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Hickory. The event, sponsored by the Baptist State...[more]


Many decisions made at Hispanic conference

Of the 287 people who attended the recent Hispanic Young Adult Conference, 24 said they made some kind of spiritual decision, including one salvation, 18 rededications and five who...[more]


Embrace retreat scheduled for September

During the weekend of September 5-6, 2014, Embrace Women’s Missions and Ministries and Women’s Evangelism and Discipleship (Embrace) will welcome Mary Jo Sharp as the main speaker for Be...[more]


Women learn leadership through service at...

As women from churches across North Carolina gathered at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on April 11 and 12 to participate in the Embrace Leadership Training, they learned about...[more]


Wilmington association hosts T4T training

When Jeff Sundell returned to the United States after serving overseas for more than a decade with the International Mission Board, he recognized a need for renewed disciple-making efforts...[more]


A new team of strategy coordinators

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (Convention) has a new strategy titled, "Impacting Lostness Through Disciple-Making."[more]


Learning, engaging are keys to disciple-making

When the Apostle Paul entered the city of Athens (Acts 17), he went to the marketplace to learn about the city and its citizens before he engaged the Athenians with the...[more]


Evangelism conference: Impacting Lostness...

The 2014 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) state evangelism conference was held Monday, Feb. 24,  at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh.  The theme focused on...[more]


Family reorients life to invest in neighbors

Other than a few names, Brandie Upshaw didn’t really know her Gulfport, Miss., neighbors. So when her husband, Brian, accepted a job with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina...[more]


Are you leaving a spiritual legacy?

At age 76, Esther Burroughs still remembers the time when as a child she stood outside her father’s study and heard him weeping. She peered in and saw him lying on the floor, weeping the...[more]


Leaders say VBS impacts lostness, encourages...

After serving in children’s ministry nearly 20 years, Cheryl Markland never tires of seeing a child understand something new about God. For Markland, the greatest joy is seeing a child’s...[more]


Women’s conference to encourage spiritual legacy

The Sept. 6-7 conference will be held at Ridgecrest Conference Center and focus on Psalm 78:4, which encourages believers to tell of God’s great work from one generation to the next.[more]


What is a disciple-making culture?

For three years I lived in New Orleans. Now that's a place with a distinct culture! Historically, Monday in the “Big Easy” was wash day and with it came the tradition of eating red beans...[more]


Conference focuses on building effective,...

The American church has more resources to help advance the Kingdom of God than any generation since the church age. Yet, the church in the United States is in steep decline. Tyler Jones,...[more]


Worship summit encourages unified worship

During the 1950s and 1960s worship styles varied little from one church to the next. For the most part, churches sang from the same hymnals accompanied by pianos and organs. This proved an...[more]


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